What's on this week
Sunday until Tuesday – The International Development Investment Show will take place in Riyadh this week. The exhibition, which is the first major international property show to be held in Saudi Arabia, is expected to discuss the growing regional demand for property investment opportunities.
Sunday until Wednesday – Arab Plast 2009, a platform for plastic and rubber companies to expand and establish their market in the Middle East, will be held this week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Sunday until Wednesday – Tekno Arabia 2009, a trade show and conference for the industrial machinery, metalworking and machine tools industry in Dubai.
Sunday until Thursday – The Mall: The Money Machine, a five-day seminar at Villa Rotana in Dubai. The event promises in-depth discussions on strategies to maximise profits from mall and retail projects, including key trends that will shape the future of the retail industry.
Monday until Tuesday – An annual two-day Waste Management Conference will be held at Dubai's Radisson SAS Hotel Creek hotel. The event will explore the biggest challenges facing the waste management sector today.
Tuesday until Thursday – Future Capitals World Summit in Abu Dhabi.
This day in History
January 10, 1990 – Time Warner was created through the merger of Time and Warner Communications to create one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates by market capitalisation. It is headquartered in the Time Warner Centre in New York City. This company subsequently acquired Ted Turner's Turner Broadcasting System in October 1996. Not only did this result in the company re-entering the basic cable television industry but Warner Bros also regained the rights to its pre-1950 film library, which by then had been owned by Turner.
In 2000, a new company called AOL Time Warner, with Steve Case as chairman, was created when AOL purchased Time Warner for $164bn.
Among its long list of subsidiaries are AOL, New Line Cinema, Time, Time Warner Cable, HBO, Turner Broadcasting System, The CW Television Network, TheWB.com, UBU Productions, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Kids' WB, The CW4Kids, Cartoon Network, CNN, DC Comics, and Mohawk Productions.
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